The current health care reform debate has not only caused tension, but it’s also raised a question within the Christian community: How does the Bible bear upon issues like these?
An upcoming conference hosted by New Wine, New Wineskins will address this question and explore other dimensions related to health care. The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at Multnomah University.“Multnomah values cultural engagement,” says Dr. Paul Metzger, MU professor and director of New Wine, New Wineskins. “We’re having this conference because we’re committed to fitting biblical and theological integration with concerns in contemporary culture.”
New Wine, New Wineskins views the conference as an opportunity for an informative and respectful conversation about health care needs and efforts to meet them. Experienced speakers, including political leaders, medical professionals and community activists, will share their thoughts on the current state of health care in the United States. They will provide examples of systems around the world that effectively care for their communities and share ideas to improve current health care options.
Two plenary sessions and one workshop will immerse participants in open discussions addressing a variety of questions, including the following:
- How do people make ethical decisions in a complex health care environment?
- What are current reform proposals?
- How can we meet competing health care needs with limited resources?
- What makes a health care system successful?
- What does theology have to do with health care?
For details and to register, go to new-wineskins.org/events/2013/10/healthcare-conference.
Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Arrive at Travis Lovitt Hall at 8 a.m. to check in and pay. You may register at this time if you have not already registered online.
General public: $25
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